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VIOLET is a multi award-winning musical based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts. Music by Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award winner for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for the musical Fun Home, and Tony nominated scores for Caroline, Or Change, Shrek The Musical and Thoroughly Modern Millie), Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley.

VIOLET premiered Off-Broadway and won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award as Best Musical, before a Broadway revival where it was nominated for four Tony Awards. This is the UK premiere.

1964. Somewhere between North Carolina and Oklahoma, we find Violet, a young woman who was facially disfigured as a child. She hopes her life savings will bring her a miracle halfway across the country. Reflecting on her childhood, and shaped by the reactions of the people she encounters, Violet embarks on a life-changing personal journey.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022
TheaterWorks Hartford will open its 2022-2023 season with Fun Home. The cast for Fun Home includes Broadway veterans Aaron Lazar as Bruce, Christiane Noll as Helen, and Sarah Beth Pfeifer.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022
A new play documenting the fascinating time in post-war history when Government changed in power from Conservative Prime Minister Winston Churchill to Labour's Clement Attlee, comes to Liverpool's Epstein Theatre this Month.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2022
Chelsea Table and Stage will present THE VIOLET HOUR: A Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert, on Wednesday September 28th at 9:30pm. This 60 minute concert features the talents of Broadway performers and notable Pop/Rock Musicians and will raise funds and awareness for affordable and accessible reproductive healthcare.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022
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by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2022
Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY®, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar winning artist/songwriter Sam Smith unveils the official video for their new single, “Unholy” ft. Kim Petras. Directed by Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways film, David Bowie, Christina Aguilera) and choreographed by French dance collective (LA)HORDE.
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022
The ‘Celestial’ video is inspired by Ed’s childhood fascination with the franchise and features some of his favourite Pokémon such as Pikachu, Squirtle, Machamp, Snorlax and more. It follows a typical day in Ed’s life with a Pokémon twist and was directed by the award-winning Yuichi Kodama. Watch the new music video now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022
Shattered Globe Theatre has announced its 2022-23 Season, currently underway with the Chicago premiere of STEW, Zora Howard’s Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, directed by Malkia Stampley, playing through October 22, 2022 at Theater Wit.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022
Syracuse Stage celebrated the official Opening Night of its world premiere engagement of How to Dance in Ohio on Friday, September 23. See opening night photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022
​​​​​​​ MHG's treasured Thursday night festival, Uptown Night Market, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month on October 13th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. under the historic Arches of Harlem. Join us as we fiesta into the night, praising the Hispanic diaspora as well as the melting pot of cuisines, artisans, jewelers, designers, and more in attendance from cultures spanning the globe.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022
Syracuse Stage has released a first look at production video of the new musical How to Dance in Ohio, which celebrated the official Opening Night of its world premiere engagement on Friday, September 23. Watch here!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022
On October 1, Cacophony Daniels (2017 Bistro and Fruitie Award winner Courter Simmons) splashes onto the Sharon Playhouse stage in UNDER THE 'C', a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022
Leeds Playhouse has revealed the full company who will join previously announced Gareth Snook (Willy Wonka) in its exciting new production of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – THE MUSICAL, presented in association with Neal Street Productions & Playful Productions.
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 26, 2022
This year, October 1 marks the 40th Anniversary of EPCOT. You heard that right, 40 years! Since opening in 1982, the park has allowed guests who have passed through its gates to get a glimpse into the future, travel the world while experiencing different cultures, and take their taste buds on a journey through delicious food festivals.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022
The cast and creative team have been announced for Invictus Theatre Company’s modern dress production of Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR, to be directed by Company Artistic Director Charles Askenaizer. The production will preview from October 20 to 23 and play through November 20, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022
Making the perfect dismount into The Turbine Theatre and playing, Megan, our typical, all American, high school senior with a love of cheerleading is Jessica Aubrey (Bedknobs and Broomsticks). Taking on role of True Directions' resident rebel will be Megan Hill (Maria Friedman and Friends - Legacy), as Graham.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022
The new musical, How to Dance in Ohio, inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name, is the 2022/2023 season opener at Syracuse Stage and is now in performances through Oct. 9, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022
LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE has announced the opening of Fun Home on the Main Stage as part of its 70th Season.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022
San Francisco Opera announced a cast change for its upcoming new production of Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice (Orfeo ed Euridice), opening November 15. Soprano Meigui Zhang will make her role debut as Eurydice, replacing Christina Gansch who is expecting her second child and has withdrawn from the production.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022
Lucha VaVOOM is celebrating 20 years of wowing audiences across the globe with a two-night Halloween glam/slam extravaganza, dubbed Bienvenido a la Twilight Zone (Welcome to the Twilight Zone), on Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th at their historic home venue The Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.) in downtown Los Angeles. 
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2022
Fall into the season with Mahalia Gronigan and her new solo cabaret - Autumn Moondance - in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series October 12 and 13, 2022. Playhouse Music Director, Christopher Leavy, will accompany on piano. 
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 15, 2022
El musical está protagonizado por Edu Soto y Víctor Massan, que alternan el papel de Willy Wonka y se estrena oficialmente la semana que viene.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
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by Michael Major - Sep 13, 2022
Originally commissioned for the Telluride Theatre, these songs first came to life on stage, with Robinson directing the music and performing in the role of Hecate. Following a fan response, Robinson joined forces with producer Brandy Zdan and fellow artists Alisa Amador and Lizzy Ross (of duo Violet Bell) to record these modernized adaptations.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022
National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's directors and music directors for the 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022, at New World Stages.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022
The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie will be screened at Skylight Music Theatre with performances by a live shadow cast on Halloween, Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022
The Fulton Theatre announces the casting for their production of Kinky Boots which opens the 2022/2023 Season.  
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2022
Star of the Day announces its September musical Side Show The Musical written by Bill Russell, Henry Krieger, and Bill Condon based on the true story of Violet and Daisy Hilton, conjoined twins and famed entertainers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022
Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts will present 'Violet: The Musical' to open the 22/23 Theatre & Dance season. 'Violet' will run Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2022, at NKU's Corbett Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2022
Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway and Cabaret announce the new, bigger, brighter and bolder 2023/2024 season. Subscription shows include 1776, Jagged Little Pill, Beetlejuice, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, SIX, Message In A Bottle, MJ and Company, with Denver favorites:  The Book of Mormon, Disney's Aladdin, Les Misérables, Wicked and many more as added attractions.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2022
Due to popular demand, tickets for additional performances of Dolly Parton's smash-hit West End musical, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide, go on sale this week.
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022
Cultural Park Theatre Company has announced casting for 'School of Rock.'  The show will run from September 22nd through October 2nd.  Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 PM; Sunday at 3 PM.
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022
Lisa Brescia is making her West End debut as Heidi Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen, according to various reports.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2022
Milwaukee Rep will present an Artists Lounge Live Production of Unforgettable: John-Mark McGaha Sings Nat King Cole in the Stackner Cabaret September 9 – November 6, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022
Pompano Beach Arts has announced an extraordinary new concert series produced by “Generation” Venetian Arts Society (GENVAS) specifically for the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. The Bell'Arte Concert Series, in its inaugural season, will consist of four fine arts salon-style concerts, each unique in topic and genre.
by Michael Major - Aug 24, 2022
Adi Oasis (fka Adeline) has released her debut single & official video 'Red To Violet', a soulful, politically-charged ode to women of color for which she teamed up with R&B poet & musician Jamila Woods – calling it a “dream collaboration”. Watch the new music video now! Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2022
Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced that single tickets for the 2022-23 season will be on sale beginning September 6 at 10:00am at the box office and online.

Violet Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Violet have their been?
Violet has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 2014 and West End which opened in 2019.

What productions of Violet have their been?
Violet has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 2014 and West End which opened in 2019.

What is the order of songs in Violet and what's the order?
Water in the Well
Surprised
On My Way
M&Ms
Luck of the Draw
Question & Answer
All to Pieces
A Healing Touch
Let It Sing
Who'll Be the One (If Not Me)
You're Different
Lonely Stranger
Anyone Would Do
Lay Down Your Head
Hard to Say Goodbye
Promise Me, Violet
Raise Me Up
Down the Mountain
Look at Me
That's What I Could Do
Bring Me to Light
Water In The Well
Surprised
On My Way
M&M's
Luck of the Draw
Question 'n' Answer
All To Pieces
Let It Sing
Anyone Would Do
Who'll Be The One (If Not Me)
Last Time I Came To Memphis
Lonely Stranger
Lay Down Your Head
Anyone Would Do (Reprise)
Hard To Say Goodbye
Promise Me, Violet
Raise Me Up
Down The Mountain
In The Chapel
Raise Me Up (Reprise)
Look At Me
That's What I Could Do
Surprised (Reprise)
Promise Me, Violet (Reprise)
Bring Me To The Light

What productions of Violet have there been?
Violet has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 2014 and West End which opened in 2019.